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Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!

These ancient words of the Church’s tradition announce the joy of the Lord’s resurrection. They celebrate the victory of Christ over death.

Christ’s victory is our victory. Our lives are busy and full of many things. Easily we become overwhelmed with all the busyness and demands of life. Sometimes we are scared.

The message of Easter reminds us that hope is always abundant as we trustingly have faith in God’s promise that grace fills our lives. Easter invites us to step back from the busyness of life and present worries to enjoy the eternal promise of hope which our Risen Christ brings.

May the joy of the Easter promise fill you with the hope that nothing, not even the Covid-19 virus, can separate you from God’s love and presence.

Christ is Risen! Indeed, He is Risen!

Happy Easter.

Fr. Don Siple, OSM, Rector of The Grotto
The Empty Tomb ... From Darkness to Light

The Scripture passage from the 20th Chapter of St. John’s Gospel is one of the classic “Easter Sunday morning” passages. It narrates the beginning of Easter Day … the Day on which a great miracle would take place that would change the world, life, and the destiny of the human race, forever; the Resurrection Day of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior and Redeemer of all.

To read the Scripture passage and listen to Fr. Richard Boyle, OSM, speak about this miracle, please click here .
Light a Candle at The Grotto
for Easter

Purchase a candle to be lighted at The Grotto. Your candle will burn for seven days in the outdoor cradles by The Grotto.

Your support will help The Grotto continue its ministry through this difficult time. Click here to purchase .
Easter at The Grotto
Happy Easter

Happy Easter from the Servite Friars, the Sisters who minister at The Grotto, and the entire Grotto staff. May you have a joyful and blessed Easter.

Since we are closed this Easter Sunday, we thought we would share with you some of our favorite photos from Easters past.

We can't wait to celebrate with you all soon.
Mass Enrollment Cards
Perpetual Enrollment in The Grotto’s Guild of Masses and Prayer honors yourself, your family or your loved ones, and provides support for The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother.

The Grotto Gift Shop

The Grotto Gift Shop is open for curbside pick-up or online shipping during our closure. Check out our new  Curbside Shopping  page on our website.

If you do not see an item in our online shop which you would like to purchase, or you would like to arrange a curbside pick-up, contact our director of retail sales by  clicking here .
"Bringing The Grotto to You" Series

We will continue to share a piece of The Grotto with you each day until Masses resume and our gardens open. We hope this feature brings you joy.

 Please share our emails with friends and family. Help spread the word that The Grotto is here, and looking forward to the glorious day when we can reopen our gates.
Week 1
St. Francis of Assisi
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
St. Anne's Chapel
St. Joseph's Grove
The Marilyn Moyer Meditation Chapel
Spring in the Garden
Our Lady's Grotto

Week 2
St. Jude Thaddeus
Statue of Mary, Our Mother
The Pollinator Garden
St. Philip Benizi's Retreat
Pathways of The Grotto
St. Peregrine Shrine
The Servites

Week 3
Here Light Shines
The Peace Garden
Looking Up
Feast of Our Lady at the Foot of the Cross
The Rose Garden
Palm Sunday, The Christus Garden

Week 4
Crosses and Crucifixes
Sacred Heart Statue
Angels of The Grotto
Holy Thursday of The Lord's Supper
Good Friday
Holy Saturday

Today: Easter Sunday
The Grotto
The National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother

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Portland, Oregon